Lanaudière, it’s also about… culture!

Benefit from your stay at the Chalets d’Emelie to discover Lanaudiere’s cultural heritage!

Take part in many festivals in the region during winter and summer!

Le Festival International de Musique de Joliette (July-August) With an amphitheater that can host 2000 people under its roof and 6000 on lawns, this festival has carved itself an enviable position and a unique niche among the major destinations of musical performance.

Le Festival Mémoire et Racines (July) During this annual festival featuring international and Quebec’s traditional music, more than 150 musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers have you live unforgettable moments for five days in a festive atmosphere and.

Circuit Pédestr’art, Sainte Béatrix (July) A free event for family in Sainte-Beatrix, a set of painters, photographers and artisans, music, live-performance by artisans, make-up, animation for children, ancient cars and more!

Festival des Artisans, Ste-Marcelline-de-Kildare (September) Every year, the village of Sainte-Marcelline is filled with activities, hosting hundred artists and artisans who present their work to more than 5 000 visitors from everywhere in Quebec. Come and take part in the most beautiful gathering!

Festi-Glace de la rivière l’Assomption (January-February)  Featuring the longest ice rink being set up on a river in Quebec, the Festi-Glace on the river L’Assomption offers every year a festive program: performances by the Quebec’s young dancers, music, circus and performing arts!

Festival des sculptures sur glace, St-Côme (January-February) Come and see magnificent ice sculptures, entirely built by local artisans, and enjoy traditional music!

Saint-Alphonse’s municipality also offers you cultural activities few minutes away from your chalet!

St-Alphonse tout en arts (June) Discover the visual art creations of about twenty artists: watercolor, acrylic, ink, oil painting exhibitors, lace, osier, clay, cement, stained glass, wood, etc.

Les Doux Jeudis sous les étoiles (July-August) Presented by the Conseil des Arts, de la Culture et du Patrimoine at the Parc des Arts, on the outdoor scene Alphonse-Desjardins, Les Doux Jeudis sous les étoiles invite you to enjoy warm summer evenings while attending its free musical shows offered free of charge, under the stars…

Journées de la culture (September) The Journées de la Culture  take place every year under a different theme : exhibitions, creative activities, shows, etc.

Click here to discover the program

Any time, you can also discover Lanaudiere’s cultural heritage through…

Le musée d’Art de Joliette The MAJ is known on the national scene since over 40 years ago for the richness of its collection, today consisting of almost 9 000 creations distributed through  5 collections: Canadian art, European art, contemporary art, decorative art and archeology.

La Maison Louis-Cyr In the village of Saint-Jean-de-Matha, this museum presents the world’s strongest man, whose strength was never equalled.

L’Abbaye Val Notre-Dame Overlooking the river L’Assomption in Saint-Jean-de-Matha, the Abbaye Val Notre-Dame hosts a community of Cistercian monks who have come from the Abbaye d’Oka. At their store, you will find caramels, chocolates, fruit cakes and nuts butters they make as a way to assure their living.

And through its artisans…

Bonsaï Gros-Bec A place for interpretation and exhibition of the Japanese Bonsaï and Chinese Penjing arts, Bonsaï Gros-Bec is an educational center that offers as well courses and that hosts a boutique all-year-long, surrounded by picturesque greenhouses full of bonsais and by a zen garden on  a rocky headland offering a mountainous panorama.

Poterie Martine Buczkowski In a charming centennial house, Martine Buczkowski invites you to her exhibition room. You will discover magnificent  utilitarian ceramic objects and learn about the art profession this artisan has been exercising for more than thirty years. 256, rue Sainte-Louise, Saint-Jean-de-Matha.

L’Arbre et la Rivière Located in the valley of the river Matambin, this potter artisan’s enterprise consists of a workshop, a rural boutique as well as a wood stove installation. You will discover original objects hand-made from stoneware and enamelled porcelain. 6757, rue Principale, Saint-Damien.